MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill designed to help lure a Bass Pro Shop to a site near Lambeau Field.
Walker said the bill creates the opportunity for jobs in Green Bay while balancing environmental concerns.
The bill would allow Neenah-based car dealer John Bergstrom to fill in about an acre-and-a-half of wetland between U.S. Highway 41 and the Green Bay Packers’ stadium without a permit.
Environmentalists are challenging the development and argue that Bergstrom is getting special treatment.
Supporters say the development would create jobs and that there is a reasonable plan to deal with the wetlands.
A spokesman for Bass Pro Shop said last week the company had not committed to the project and would not build on a wetland.